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Arthur Waldron

Arthur Waldron

Arthur Waldron is an American historian. Since 1997 he has been the Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American Way of War By Joshua Kurlantzick John Wiley & Sons, 264 pages Two distinct stories,...

George Bush is just completing a farewell European tour but in Paris, where I have spent the past week, Barack Obama is very much the...

With three European leaders--Angela Merkel of Germany, Donald Tusk of Poland, and Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic--having now announced that they will not attend...

The New York Times regularly signals changes in the conventional wisdom of our foreign policy elite. Careful reading of its reporting on the election of...

The apposite Chinese saying with respect to the unrest in Tibet is bimen dagou: "close the door and beat the dog." And with news coverage...

Even though it has been repeatedly exposed, American cooperation with and assistance to the Chinese police state continues. Former Nanjing University professor Guo Quan is suing...

Alarming reports in the Navy Times and the Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun state that the U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk battle group was confronted by Chinese...

Scarcely had I sent off my posting about the risks Singapore runs with its Islamic and Malay neighbors by hosting guest workers from the People’s...

Gordon Chang’s recent post, with its circumstantial evidence that China played a major role in North Korea’s nuclear program, perhaps even supporting the...

I had a strong sense of trouble lurking beneath the surface when a Singaporean colleague recently wrote me about the growing numbers of Chinese from...

The latest collapse of nuclear negotiations with North Korea provides some clear lessons, but we are not learning them. The New Year began with the flat...

Japan is one place where Hillary Clinton’s drubbing in Iowa may spark some optimism. During a just-completed visit to that country, high government officials reminded me...